Anna Kaszuba-Dębska

painter, graphic designer, director of animated films
Anna Kaszuba-Dębska

Painter, illustrator, director of animated films. Designs and illustrates books. Currently at work on a doctoral dissertation about the women from Bruno Schulz’s circles, under the supervision of Prof. Maciej Buszewicz in the Studio of Book Design and Typography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Her doctoral studies have resulted in the publication Kobiety i Schulz [Women and Schulz] and the interdisciplinary Projekt Szpilki [Project Heels], in which the author collected women’s shoes with an interesting past, and with the help of traditional painting forms and modern technology, changed them into objets d’art forming installations in urban space. In the recent years, Projekt Szpilki has been presented at many literary festivals in Poland and abroad, including the 5th International Bruno Schulz Festival in Drohobych, the Conrad Festival in Krakow, the Bruno Schulz Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, The After Schulz Festival in Chicago and the International Literary Festival in Moscow. The continuation and expansion of Projekt Szpilki is Projekt Emeryty [Project Pensioners]. This interdisciplinary and intermedia artistic and social action was inspired by Tadeusz Kantor’s Dead Class and Bruno Schulz’s story “The Pensioner”. The author created a collection of objects-mannequins, which are the alter egos of contemporary people and artists associated with Schulz, Kantor and the Krakow Group. The effects of these activities can be seen at projektszpilki.pl.

fot. Zuzanna Kardyś